TOKYO — Tonight’s blockbuster event, including both headlining fights, is official following today’s weigh-ins.
The BELLATOR vs RIZIN 2: Pitbull vs De Souza event at the historic Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan will see former Lightweight World Champion and knockout king Patricky Pitbull (24-11) take on RIZIN FF Lightweight Champion Roberto De Souza (15-2) in a high stakes Lightweight World Grand Prix opening round match-up, while the co-main event includes the inaugural BELLATOR Flyweight World Championship on the line when former Bantamweight World Champion Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5) challenges surging hometown upstart Makoto “Shinryu” Takahashi (16-1-1).
BELLATOR X RIZIN: Pitbull vs. De Souza will be televised live in the U.S. on SHOWTIME beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT today, July 29. Please note, RIZIN’s portion of the event, which follows BELLATOR’s, will air in the U.S. on FITE TV. In Japan, both portions will air on U-NEXT.
Full weigh-in results are below.
BELLATOR X RIZIN: Pitbull vs. De Souza:
Sunday, July 30 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan
SHOWTIME (U.S.) – July 29 at 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT
Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals: #2-Patricky Pitbull (160) vs. Roberto De Souza (160.6)
Inaugural Flyweight World Championship: Kyoji Horiguchi (124.2) vs. Makoto “Shinryu” (125)
Flyweight Bout: #3-Kana Watanabe (125.5) vs. #7-Veta Arteaga (126)
Bantamweight Bout: #4-Magomed Magomedov (136) vs. #5-Danny Sabatello (135.8)
Welterweight Bout: #5-Andrey Koreshkov (170.8) vs. #9-Lorenz Larkin (170.6)